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How does cpanel-based web site hosting work?

For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based site hosting offerings on the contemporary site hosting marketplace are provided by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing segment, which supplies a big number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering one and the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web space hosting offers on the whole site hosting marketplace supply the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web space hosting platform/hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mind that one...

200k "web page hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled

The web site hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web site hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply a normal chap who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the site creation processes and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and online portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web site hosting option you can decide upon? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200k website hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique site hosting brands around the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on today's web site hosting market is... Period.

The hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple mathematics reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a big strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...

The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based hosting solution

Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably met most web hosting market preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Shortcoming No.1: A ludicrous domain folder configuration

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra watchful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder system is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-domain.com (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-wife.net (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-third-domain.com (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-third-wife.net (an add-on domain)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/rebeka.my-third-wife.net (a sub-domain of an add-on domain name)

Are you getting nonplussed? We categorically are!

Downside Number Two: The same e-mail folder structure

The email folder configuration on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly increase their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to bungle things up too harshly.

Downside Number Three: An absolute lack of domain administration GUIs

Do we need to cite the total lack of a contemporary domain name manipulation tool - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois details, secure the Whois information, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a major disadvantage. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...

Drawback Number 4: Numerous user login places (min 2, max 3)

What about the necessity for another login to make use of the invoicing, domain and tech support management GUI? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel site hosting supplier. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing system (particularly conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting supplier is making use of, the avid customers can end up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management menu; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), winding up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).

Problem Number 5: 120+ site hosting CP departments to learn... briskly

cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 sections inside the hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them fast... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting firms:

As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...